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What happened in the Premier League? Liverpool charge on, Manchester United thrash Fulham

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick as Liverpool beat Bournemouth to move top of the Premier League, at least temporarily, while Manchester United thumped Fulham to end their …

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Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira scored a sublime bicycle kick late on to break Huddersfield’s resistance and move Arsenal into the Premier League top four with victory at Emirates Stadium.

The visitors, who slip into the bottom three, had looked on course for a valuable point with a resolute defensive display.

But on 83 minutes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found room at the back post and deftly chipped across the six-yard box for Torreira to acrobatically volley in.

It was a rare moment of quality from the hosts, who failed to create regular chances, despite Alexandre Lacazette having a goal disallowed for offside shortly before the interval.

The France striker was replaced at half-time, with a slightly improved Arsenal scoring their 26th second-half goal of the season to extend their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.

The Gunners are third, a point in front of rivals Tottenham, who face Leicester at 19:45 GMT, with Chelsea two points further back before their match at home to Manchester City at 17:30 GMT.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Arsenal

  • 19Leno
  • 12LichtsteinerBooked at 38minsSubstituted forIwobiat 45′minutes
  • 20MustafiBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMonrealat 66′minutes
  • 5PapastathopoulosBooked at 40mins
  • 34XhakaBooked at 24mins
  • 2Bellerín
  • 11Torreira
  • 29GuendouziBooked at 80mins
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cech
  • 4Elneny
  • 6Koscielny
  • 7Mkhitaryan
  • 17Iwobi
  • 18Monreal
  • 49Nketiah

Huddersfield

  • 1Lössl
  • 2SmithBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHadergjonajat 60′minutes
  • 25M Jorgensen
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 6HoggSubstituted forBacunaat 52′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 19WilliamsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDurmat 70′minutes
  • 21PritchardBooked at 35mins
  • 10Mooy
  • 15Löwe
  • 20Depoitre

Substitutes

  • 7Bacuna
  • 9Kachunga
  • 12Hamer
  • 14Sobhi
  • 18Mbenza
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 37Durm
Referee:
Paul Tierney

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenalAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

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Match ends, Arsenal 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+8′

Second Half ends, Arsenal 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Posted at 90’+4′

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

Posted at 90’+4′

Laurent Depoitre (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90’+3′

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+3′

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town).

Posted at 90’+3′

Attempt blocked. Laurent Depoitre (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

Posted at 90’+2′

Sokratis (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Posted at 90′

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

Posted at 90′

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Torreira.

Posted at 87′

Foul by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal).

Posted at 87′

Erik Durm (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a cross following a corner.

Posted at 86′

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

Booking

Posted at 85′

Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 85′

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 85′

Foul by Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Posted at 83′

Goal! Arsenal 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Posted at 83′

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Matteo Guendouzi.

Posted at 82′

Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac with a cross.

Booking

Posted at 80′

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Posted at 80′

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Posted at 79′

Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

Posted at 77′

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Sead Kolasinac.

Posted at 77′

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).

Posted at 77′

Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 75′

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal).

Posted at 75′

Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 72′

Attempt missed. Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Posted at 71′

Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 71′

Foul by Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town).

Posted at 71′

Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 71′

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Posted at 70′

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Erik Durm replaces Danny Williams.

Posted at 67′

Attempt missed. Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.

Substitution

Posted at 66′

Substitution, Arsenal. Nacho Monreal replaces Shkodran Mustafi because of an injury.

Posted at 66′

Foul by Alex Iwobi (Arsenal).

Posted at 66′

Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 63′

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Granit Xhaka with a cross following a corner.

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Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool against Bournemouth

Mohamed Salah scored his first hat-trick since March to help Liverpool to an emphatic victory over Bournemouth and send Jurgen Klopp’s side above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Salah was in an offside position when Roberto Firmino hit a 30-yard shot that home keeper Asmir Begovic carelessly pushed out in the direction of the Egypt forward.

Salah’s eighth top-flight goal of the season was allowed to stand by the officials to break the deadlock in a game the visitors dominated for long spells.

There was nothing fortuitous about the Liverpool forward’s second though, a composed finish after driving at the Bournemouth defence, while Steve Cook back-heeled the ball into his own net while attempting a clearance to make it 3-0.

Salah then completed his hat-trick after rounding Begovic, cutting back to beat the Bournemouth keeper for a second time, and poking the ball past Nathan Ake on the line.

Having taken 45 points from the last 51 on offer, Liverpool are now unbeaten in 17 league games in a run stretching back to last season.

After a fifth straight league win, Klopp’s side are one point clear of City, but the reigning champions will return to the summit if they avoid defeat at fourth-placed Chelsea later on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

Salah back to best at start of huge week

The wins keep on coming for Liverpool – and the goals are flowing once again for Salah.

Having successfully negotiated a bruising night at Burnley on Wednesday, Klopp’s side started a huge week by ruthlessly dismantling Bournemouth to keep the pressure on Pep Guardiola’s team.

Salah goes into Tuesday’s Champions League must-win group game with Napoli having marked his return to the starting line-up by emphatically ending a three-match personal run without a goal.

Bournemouth have every right to feel disgruntled about the former Roma player’s first, with television replays clearly showing Salah was offside when Firmino struck the shot that Begovic spilled.

Yet the hosts can have few complaints about his second or third.

Despite Cook’s attempt to bring him down, Salah stayed on his feet to drive at Bournemouth’s defence before producing a calm finish via a slight deflection off Ake.

Cook’s troubled game continued when the Bournemouth number three inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net following a cross by Andrew Robertson, before Salah completed the rout.

After shrugging Cook off the ball following Adam Lallana’s long punt forward, Salah dribbled into the box before tormenting Begovic and slotting home.

While the headlines belong to Salah, Liverpool overcame the absences of injured defensive trio Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne by securing a 10th Premier League clean sheet of the season before next Sunday’s visit of Manchester United to Anfield.

What’s next?

Bournemouth take on Wolverhampton Wanderers (15:00 GMT) next Saturday while Liverpool have back-to-back home games against Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday (20:00) and Manchester United in the Premier League next Sunday (16:00).

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 27Begovic
  • 2Francis
  • 3S Cook
  • 5AkéBooked at 12mins
  • 11DanielsSubstituted forRicoat 83′minutes
  • 20BrooksSubstituted forMoussetat 65′minutes
  • 8LermaBooked at 15mins
  • 6Surman
  • 19StanislasSubstituted forMingsat 83′minutes
  • 24Fraser
  • 17King

Substitutes

  • 1Boruc
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Mousset
  • 10Ibe
  • 18Defoe
  • 21Rico
  • 26Mings

Liverpool

  • 13Alisson
  • 7Milner
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 23ShaqiriSubstituted forManéat 65′minutes
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 70mins
  • 8KeitaSubstituted forLallanaat 65′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 9Roberto FirminoSubstituted forHendersonat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mané
  • 14Henderson
  • 15Sturridge
  • 20Lallana
  • 22Mignolet
  • 27Origi
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
10,752

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamLiverpool
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

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Match ends, Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 4.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+6′

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 4.

Posted at 90’+5′

Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 90’+5′

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

Posted at 90’+4′

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

Posted at 90’+4′

Diego Rico (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+3′

James Milner (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+3′

Foul by Diego Rico (Bournemouth).

Posted at 90′

Foul by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).

Posted at 90′

Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 89′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 87′

Delay in match Adam Lallana (Liverpool) because of an injury.

Posted at 87′

Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 87′

Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth).

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross following a corner.

Posted at 85′

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Simon Francis.

Posted at 85′

Attempt missed. James Milner (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

Substitution

Posted at 83′

Substitution, Bournemouth. Diego Rico replaces Charlie Daniels.

Substitution

Posted at 83′

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tyrone Mings replaces Junior Stanislas.

Substitution

Posted at 81′

Substitution, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson replaces Roberto Firmino.

Posted at 80′

Attempt missed. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Posted at 79′

Offside, Liverpool. Sadio Mané tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Goal!

Posted at 77′

Goal! Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Posted at 74′

Attempt blocked. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Posted at 74′

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joel Matip.

Posted at 73′

Offside, Bournemouth. Andrew Surman tries a through ball, but Lys Mousset is caught offside.

Posted at 71′

Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

Posted at 71′

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 71′

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Posted at 70′

Fabinho (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 69′

Foul by Fabinho (Liverpool).

Posted at 69′

Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Posted at 68′

Own Goal by Steve Cook, Bournemouth. Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 3.

Posted at 67′

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Adam Lallana.

Substitution

Posted at 65′

Substitution, Bournemouth. Lys Mousset replaces David Brooks.

Substitution

Posted at 65′

Substitution, Liverpool. Adam Lallana replaces Naby Keita.

Substitution

Posted at 65′

Substitution, Liverpool. Sadio Mané replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.

Posted at 64′

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.

Posted at 64′

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Charlie Daniels.

Posted at 62′

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

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Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager's journey from Tuscan banker to iconic coach

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Football Focus discovers the story of Maurizio Sarri, learning of his journey from banker to coach.

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Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager's journey from Tuscan banker to iconic coach

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Women's World Cup draw preview – can England and Scotland be drawn together?

England's Toni Duggan and Scotland's Caroline Weir

Women’s World Cup draw
Watch on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website from 17:00 GMT on Saturday, 8 December

England and Scotland will find out their 2019 Women’s World Cup opponents when the draw takes place in Paris on Saturday.

Both nations finished top of their groups in qualifying and will join 22 other countries at next summer’s World Cup, which is being held in France.

For the draw, teams will be split into six groups of four from four pots based on the Fifa women’s world rankings.

And England and Scotland could potentially be drawn in the same group.

The draw is live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website at 17:00 GMT on Saturday, and the World Cup will be broadcast on BBC television, radio and online.

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The tournament kicks off on 7 June 2019 in Paris, with the final in Lyon a month later.

French World Cup winning men’s manager Didier Deschamps, former Brazil midfielder Kaka, ex-Manchester United striker Louis Saha and former England women’s player Alex Scott are among those involved in the draw.

It will take place in Boulogne-Billancourt in the Seine Musicale arts centre.

How did England do in qualification?

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Phil Neville’s side qualified with a game to spare after beating Wales 3-0 in Newport in August, before rounding off the campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan.

They finished top of Group One – five points ahead of Wales in second – and were unbeaten, only dropping points in a goalless draw with the Welsh in March.

Since then, the Lionesses have won friendlies against Brazil and Austria, but they drew 1-1 with Australia and suffered a disappointing defeat by Sweden in November.

How did Scotland do in qualification?

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Scotland will be competing in their first World Cup after securing qualification with a 2-1 win over Albania in September.

It was a dramatic finale to the qualifying campaign as Shelley Kerr’s side had to better Switzerland’s result against Poland to ensure they made it through.

That match ended goalless, which meant Scotland moved above Switzerland to finish top of their group after losing just once.

Analysis from former Scotland striker Julie Fleeting:

“It’s absolutely huge. To make history, with these players taking us to a World Cup finals after such an incredible campaign, is wonderful for the national side and girls’ and women’s football in general.

“Shelley [Kerr] had taken over a fantastic squad of players from predecessor Anna Signeul. She’s put her own stamp on the squad, changed the style of play and introduced some young, exciting players.

“The players respond so well to her coaching and you can see everything she asks of them, they manage to perform on the field.”

Who can they draw?

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England are in pot one and Scotland are in pot three. One team from each of the four pots will be drawn out of the hat but only one country from each confederation can be in the same group – apart from Europe.

For example, England can be drawn alongside one other European team but only one side from any of Africa, Asia, North, Central America and Caribbean, Oceania and South America. The same applies for Scotland.

It means both home nations could be drawn in the same group.

England winger Karen Carney told BBC Radio 5 live she hopes they avoid their rivals.

“They’ll be a lot better than they were at the Euros. They’re organised, fitter and they’ll get their strong players back,” she said.

“I wouldn’t want them. It’s good to have the rivalry but you want to win the group. They’d have a lot of fans coming over and the rivalry can be a leveller.”

Pot numbers Countries in each pot
Pot 1 England, France, USA, Canada, Germany, Australia
Pot 2 Japan, Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain
Pot 3 South Korea, China, Italy, Scotland, New Zealand, Thailand
Pot 4 Argentina, Nigeria, Chile, Jamaica, Cameroon, South Africa

Three-time champions United States are the defending champions and are the only country to win the World Cup more than twice. They also top the world rankings so are the favourites to win the competition again. They are in Pot One which means England can’t draw them – but Scotland can.

Germany, ranked second, won back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2007 but were beaten by England for the first time in 31 years in the third-fourth play-off in 2015. They cannot be drawn with the Lionesses but could be in Scotland’s group.

Hosts France are also potential opponents for Scotland, while 2015 runners-up Japan are in Pot Two and could be drawn with either England or Scotland.

South Africa, Jamaica and Chile are both making their debuts at the World Cup.

Where is the World Cup being played?

France will host the Women’s World Cup for the first time in the eighth edition of the competition.

The opening match will kick off in Paris on 7 June 2019 and the semi-finals will take place in Lyon on the 2 and 3 July. The final will also be held in the eastern French city, on 7 July.

There are nine host cities in total including Grenoble, Le Havre, Montpellier, Nice, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.

France are the third country in Europe to host the World Cup following Sweden in 1995 and Germany in 2011.

The host nation, who are currently ranked fourth in the world after being overtaken by third-placed England earlier this year, were given automatic qualification for the finals.

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‘Netherlands the team to avoid for England’

Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis, Gracenote:

“European champions the Netherlands are clearly the team to avoid in the draw for England, although 2011 World Cup winners and 2015 finalists Japan are not far behind the Dutch.

“Although Thailand are moving up the ranking, they still look a fair bit weaker than the closest team to them in Pot Three, Scotland, who are 20th in the Fifa world rankings compared to Thailand in 29th.

“With only eight teams going out at the end of the group phase, England are very likely to progress to the last 16, but this is a very competitive World Cup with at least 10 teams having a serious chance of reaching the semi-finals. The knockout part of the draw is likely to be crucial in deciding teams’ chances of going deep into the competition.”

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West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa: Jay Rodriguez earns Baggies stoppage-time draw

Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez bundled in a controversial injury-time equaliser as West Brom twice came from behind to draw a dramatic derby and deny Aston Villa a third successive away win.

Two Anwar El Ghazi goals – one wickedly defected off Ahmed Hegazi, the second a stunner – had looked set to lift Dean Smith’s Villa into the Championship top six.

But, from Matt Phillips’ right-wing cross, Villa keeper Orjan Nyland was found wanting as Rodriguez bravely nipped in ahead of him to get his chest to the cross – and the ball trickled over the line.

Villa players complained it had gone in off the striker’s hand to referee Darren England, but after consulting with his officials he gave it.

The leveller took Rodriguez to 10 Championship goals for the season, matching his strike partner Dwight Gayle, who had slotted home Albion’s first equaliser before the break.

The draw moves third-placed Albion within four points of leaders Norwich City, while Villa remain eighth, now two points off a play-off place.

But Villa top scorer Tammy Abraham had only himself to blame for not putting the game to bed when, at 2-1 up, he missed two great chances.

Another derby full of incident

Villa took a hugely fortunate 12th-minute lead when Albion defender Hegazi got in the way of El Ghazi’s goalbound left-foot shot – and succeeded only in steering home a deft header, which totally wrong footed home keeper Sam Johnstone and sneaked into the net at the former Villa loan man’s left post.

But the Baggies responded well – and were level on 28 minutes when Harvey Barnes won his one on one duel with Alan Hutton down the Albion left, chipped to the right of the box and found Gayle who controlled before steering home a low right-foot shot on the volley.

John McGinn was close to restoring Villa’s lead when his powerful right-foot drive slammed against Johnstone’s left upright.

But, when his Villa team-mate El Ghazi came up with a strike of similar quality, this time there was no escape for Albion.

Jack Grealish set it up with a weaving crossfield run but, just when he was bundled off the ball looking for a free kick, the ball ran on to El Ghazi and he unleashed a 25-yard right foot thunderbolt that flew into the top right corner.

Gayle then headed over and it needed a great cover tackle to deny Barnes, before Villa should have sealed victory at the other end.

From Yannick Bolassie’s left wing cross, 11-goal Abraham somehow conjured up an incredible miss as he went to slide in with his left foot, got his long legs in a hopeless tangle and missed completely. And he then flashed a near post header high and wide.

Albion then survived a big penalty shout when Hegazi appeared to take out both Bolassie and Abraham.

But it was the Baggies who had the last word as, despite Villa moans that he might have handballed, Rodriguez somehow rescued a point.

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 24AdarabioyoSubstituted forBurkeat 82′minutes
  • 25Dawson
  • 26HegaziBooked at 63mins
  • 3Gibbs
  • 10Phillips
  • 8LivermoreBooked at 61minsSubstituted forBruntat 72′minutes
  • 18Barry
  • 16Gayle
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 15Barnes

Substitutes

  • 6Sako
  • 11Brunt
  • 12Mears
  • 13Myhill
  • 17Burke
  • 22Hoolahan
  • 34Harper

Aston Villa

  • 1Nyland
  • 21Hutton
  • 4Tuanzebe
  • 5Chester
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forEl Mohamadyat 52′minutes
  • 7McGinn
  • 14Hourihane
  • 10GrealishSubstituted forWhelanat 87′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22El Ghazi
  • 18Abraham
  • 11BolasieSubstituted forKodjiaat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 9Hogan
  • 26Kodjia
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 31Bunn
  • 38O’Hare
  • 39Revan
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
26,513

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

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Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 2, Aston Villa 2.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+6′

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 2, Aston Villa 2.

Posted at 90’+6′

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Booking

Posted at 90’+4′

Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 90’+4′

Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+4′

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Posted at 90’+3′

Attempt saved. Kieran Gibbs (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Posted at 90’+1′

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 2, Aston Villa 2. Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Posted at 89′

Ørjan Nyland (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 89′

Foul by Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Posted at 87′

Substitution, Aston Villa. Glenn Whelan replaces Jack Grealish because of an injury.

Posted at 87′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 86′

Delay in match Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Posted at 85′

Attempt saved. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Posted at 85′

Attempt blocked. Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahmed El Mohamady.

Posted at 84′

Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Barry.

Substitution

Posted at 82′

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jonathan Kodjia replaces Yannick Bolasie.

Substitution

Posted at 82′

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Oliver Burke replaces Tosin Adarabioyo.

Posted at 81′

Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 81′

Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).

Posted at 80′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 79′

Delay in match Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Posted at 79′

Delay in match Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

Posted at 78′

Attempt missed. Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tosin Adarabioyo.

Posted at 77′

Attempt blocked. Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Rodriguez.

Posted at 76′

Foul by Jack Grealish (Aston Villa).

Posted at 76′

Gareth Barry (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 74′

Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 74′

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).

Posted at 73′

Hand ball by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Posted at 72′

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Chris Brunt replaces Jake Livermore.

Posted at 71′

Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 71′

Foul by Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion).

Posted at 69′

Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Anwar El Ghazi with a cross.

Posted at 69′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 68′

Delay in match Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Posted at 66′

Hand ball by Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa).

Posted at 64′

Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Aston Villa) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Anwar El Ghazi with a cross.

Booking

Posted at 63′

Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 63′

John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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